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Vascular Access: A Lifeline for Dialysis: Kidney School Module 8

Vascular Access: A Lifeline for Dialysis: Kidney School Module 8

Vascular Access: A Lifeline for Dialysis: Kidney School Module 8

Dori Schatell, MS
Dori Schatell, MS
on behalf of Medical Education Institute

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Launch date: 04 Oct 2017

Expiry Date: 30 Sep 2018

Last updated: 17 Apr 2018

Reference: 184884

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Good information. Well presented.
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Course Availability

This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Module 8 of Kidney School provides information about dialysis access, the connection between the dialysis machine and the patient that is needed for treatment. This module describes hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis accesses, how each is created, monitored, and used. Other topics include the complications and risks associated with different types of hemodialysis accesses, what patients need to know about access care, why it's good for patients to put in their own needles, and how to help patients overcome needle fear.

The purpose of Kidney School Continuing Education courses is to enable the learner to better understand the medical and psychosocial impacts of end stage renal disease, as well as patients’ experience of coping with this chronic condition.

Objectives

Describe the 3 types of vascular access for hemodialysis and how they are used.
Vascular Accesses
* Arteriovenous (AV) Fistula
* Arteriovenous (AV) Graft
• Central Venous Catheter
List the 5 steps in needle placement.
Steps in needle placement
1. Wash hands
2. Look for infection
3. Listen for blood flow
4. Clean access with germ killer
5. Insert needles
Explain what patients and healthcare staff can do to prevent the three leading access problems.
Healthy Access
• Infection
• Stenosis
• Thrombosis
Dori Schatell, MS

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Dori Schatell, MS
on behalf of Medical Education Institute

Medical Education Institute, Inc. Executive Director, Dori Schatell has a passionate commitment to patient self-management and over 30 years experience in the renal industry. She is the writer/editor of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, booklets, books, fact sheets, and other pieces, as well as a national speaker and policy advocate.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.00 Hours -
    Reference: 0300-010-8

Faculty and Disclosures

Additional Contributors

The Kidney School CE Planning Committee members are: Catherine G. Cox, RN, BSN, MS, Dori Schatell, MS, and Beth Witten, MSW, LSCSW.

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Mr Todd Hall LCSW (9 Feb 2018)
Good information. Well presented.
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this is very helpful site for new learner

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